Ford blames handful of boos received at farming event on NDP - 2019-09-17
Ontario Premier Doug Ford was met mostly with applause as he took the mic at the opening ceremony of the International Plowing Match in this Northern Ontario farming town on Tuesday, but there were a handful of boos still audible under the cheers.
Speaking to reporters afterward, the Premier blamed the barely noticeable boos on the NDP, claiming that provincial Leader Andrea Horwath and her MPPs at the event had orchestrated it – which she denied.
"I am so disappointed with Andrea Horwath and her team, who were absolutely classless to do that," Mr. Ford said, adding that he also confronted Ms. Horwath about it. "Politics will be politics. I know the support that I have in the farming community is absolutely massive."